Program:RedEar's Font Renamer
Author:RedEar (Philip L. Engel)
Post Date:March 27, 2014
Notice:RedEar announced on April 8, 2011 that he would no longer do a quarterly repost of the current version of the program to alt.binaries.fonts. RedEar will instead post an update of the program to alt.binaries.fonts when such is available.

From: redear <> Subject: UPDATE - RedEar's Font Renamer - (0/1) Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:28:11 -0600 Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts Existing Users: This is a minor update and bug fix for RedEar's Font Renamer. All users of Font Renamer should install this update, particularly if you are running in a multi-monitor environment. This release, version 3.0.7, contains the following fixes: - Corrected the processing that keeps the main window fully visible so that it works properly in a multi-monitor environment - Corrected the processing of relative directory references on the command line - Added Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 to processing that identifies OS version for error log - Changed the Exit button image on the tool bar I also added a comment to the Easter Egg, although to my knowledge nobody has ever found the egg. As always, please post suggestions and bug reports to alt.binaries.fonts. The latest version of RedEar's Font Renamer can also be found on the Extra tab at New Users: Please read the "Getting Started" sections in the help file before using the program! RedEar's Font Renamer is a Windows utility program that consistently and automatically changes a font's external file name to match the font's internal name. Thus, for example, when looking at a renamed file in Windows Explorer, you will see "Chaparral MM.pfb" rather than "xtr_____.pfb", a much more comprehensible name. In other words, you get a meaningful file name, not a cryptic file name (which in most cases was created under the outdated 8.3 file naming conventions). Because of individual whims or variations in the ways older automated renamers handle characters that are invalid in a file name, many fonts in the public domain are circulating with different names. A font renamer allows you to bring consistency to your font collection and in the process identify possible duplicates. (Note that there do exist many font files that have the same internal name but are in fact different fonts with different glyphs. Often, however, files with the same internal name are in fact the same font.) Font Renamer robustly renames all types of font files and related files. It has extensive options to control the specific internal name that is used for renaming, to handle invalid characters, and to fine tune the renaming process. However, the default settings are recommended for most users. Font Renamer optionally checks that a font can actually be installed by your operating system and can flag fonts that cannot.Font Renamer does not change the contents of font files nor does it fix bad fonts. Note that you must have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (the necessary run-time files) installed. See the "Before You Begin" section in the help file for information on obtaining the Framework if you have not yet installed it. If you are running a different operating system, you should look at , one of several Java-based utilities by Keith Fenske, also available on the Extra tab at RedEar
Version 3.0.7
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